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Statistics of visual representation
Author(s): Daniel J. Jobson; Zia-ur Rahman; Glenn A. Woodell
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Paper Abstract

The experience of retinex image processing has prompted us to reconsider fundamental aspects of imaging and image processing. Foremost is the idea that a good visual representation requires a non-linear transformation of the recorded (approximately linear) image data. Further, this transformation appears to converge on a specific distribution. Here we investigate the connection between numerical and visual phenomena. Specifically the questions explored are: (1) Is there a well-defined consistent statistical character associated with good visual representations? (2) Does there exist an ideal visual image? And (3) what are its statistical properties?

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 July 2002
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4736, Visual Information Processing XI, (30 July 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.477589
Show Author Affiliations
Daniel J. Jobson, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)
Zia-ur Rahman, College of William and Mary (United States)
Glenn A. Woodell, NASA Langley Research Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4736:
Visual Information Processing XI
Zia-ur Rahman; Robert A. Schowengerdt; Stephen E. Reichenbach, Editor(s)

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